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Poster: AmericanReality Date: Nov 18, 2012 3:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Best of 76

What are some of the best shows of 1976 that have not been commercially released?

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Nov 18, 2012 3:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best of 76

http://archive.org/details/gd1976-08-04.sbd.miller-tobin.35171.flac

This show features top notch versions of Loser,Music Never Stopped,Scarlet Begonias and Slipknot ->Franklins Tower ->Dancin' in the Streets.

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Nov 18, 2012 4:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best of 76

You beat me to this one - just heard it recently and liked it a lot... Keith in very good form, good vocals, rhythm devils very tight, and plenty of Phil. Good transitional show before they got "heavier" in 77.

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Nov 18, 2012 5:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best of 76

All the points you made add up to a really fine show,the band seemed locked into a nice flow.I'm not a big 76' fan,but naturally what was good was very interesting and I think it's the last year where there was genuine in the moment full band improvisation happening and even that has a somewhat this came from rehearsing vibe.What passed for jamming in 77' and onward was one or two players riffing off Garcia's lead,not true interaction and creation.

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Poster: Reade Date: Nov 18, 2012 3:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best of 76

How bad can it be? The two shows before it and the one after it have all been released.

This second set is astonishing:
http://archive.org/details/gd1976-09-27.sbd.miller.87664.sbeok.flac16

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Nov 18, 2012 3:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best of 76

doing a forum search will likely turn up a lot of good 76 leads...however check out the following:

06-11 awesome scarlet and dancing, eyes
06-12 very strong mellow show
06-29 TJed opener great Playin'
07-18 check out the whole Orpheum run,this is the best of that stand
09-02 colt theater
10-09/ 10-10 day at the green, with the who on the same bill.